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Investment Banking Associates

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Investment banking associates, like analysts, do much of the entry-level numbers-crunching and financial-modeling work but, unlike analysts, they are more involved with clients in writing deal proposals and preparing pitch books. They often travel to sit in on client meetings with other members of the deal team. Associates usually come from a top MBA program and have a law degree or an advanced corporate finance degree.

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Hands On

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Managing Director

Director

Vice President or Investment Banker

Associate

Analyst

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